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Helion / Lollipop, 1975
Artworks: Sculpture

Artist
Robert Amory
Collection
Boston Art Commission
Materials
Polyethylene and aluminum
Dates
  • Installed, 1975
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Description
Helion, more informally known as 'the lollipop,' was created by Gloucester artist Robert Amory in 1975. The sculpture was originally installed in Downtown Crossing in front of 100 Summer Street, where it remained for almost 25 years. When the building was sold, its new owners requested that the lollipop be moved to a new home, despite the protests of Boston residents and art-lovers who claimed that it had become a Downtown Crossing landmark.

This 26-foot tall kinetic sculpture is composed of...
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Location
Shawmut Ave. & Ruggles St.
Boston, MA 02119
United States

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